Weston Fulton

In 1902, Weston Fulton, a University of Tennessee meteorologist created a thermodynamic device he named the sylphon after the Norse Goddess of weather. The device revolutionized industry world wide. It helped the Allied forces develop the depth charge in World War I and the Norden Bomb sight of World War II. In fact, the device spawned so many inventions that the U.S. Patent Office had to give sylphon-related spin-offs their own special section.

Weston Fulton’s U.S. Patents